Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra recordings from the 1920s. Victor Records. Peterson was better known by his stage name of Olle i Skratthult (Olle from Laughtersville).
Columbia and Victor always listed Olle under both his real name and his stage name. Some records gave Hjalmar Peterson top billing. Others gave precedence to Olle i Skratthult. Instrumentals were credited to Olle i Skratthults Luffarekapell, Hjalmar Peterson’s Hobo Orchestra and to other similar names. Olle’s band did not appear on the records, which were made by studio musicians in New York and Chicago. Among the session players were country music singer Carson Robison on guitar and Arvid Franzen on accordion.
FROM THE REPERTOIRE OF THE HJALMAR PETERSON ORCHESTRA
Tracks 01-18: recordings by the HPO and contemporary artists
Tracks 19-27: cover versions of HPO songs
Tracks 28-30: cover versions of Hjalmar Peterson songs
01-05: Photographs with Olga Lindgren-Peterson
06-09: Advertisements for the Olle i Skratthult Band